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Sport-specific brain training programs gain adoption in basketball, ice hockey and soccer

– Elite youth hock­ey play­ers in MN camp. Image cour­tesy of Applied Cog­ni­tive Engi­neer­ing

Intel­li­Gym Trains The Brain Of An Ath­lete Like A Fight­er Pilot (Sport­Techie):

Fight­er pilots and peo­ple play­ing team sports have more in com­mon than you may have thought.

In fact, the cog­ni­tive func­tions play­ers need on the soc­cer pitch, the ice rink and the bas­ket­ball court are very sim­i­lar to those fight­er pilots use dur­ing aer­i­al com­bat. Read the rest of this entry »

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center adopts Intelligym cognitive training

USAHockey_IntelliGymIntelligym’s Cog­ni­tive Ther­a­py Tech­nolo­gies Added to Com­pre­hen­sive Approach in Mayo Clin­ic Sports Med­i­cine Center’s Hock­ey Pro­gram (press release):

Cog­ni­tive train­ing has tak­en off amongst thou­sands of play­ers and hock­ey pro­grams Read the rest of this entry »

USA Hockey uses cognitive training to enhance pattern recognition, game-intelligence

USAHockey_IntelliGymAster­oids on Ice: Video Game Helps Young Play­ers Devel­op Skills (New York Times):

  • Could a desk­top com­put­er game be what makes the young Amer­i­cans so good?… “Work the brain; the sci­ence is there,” said Dan­ton Cole, in his fourth sea­son as the coach of USA Hockey’s U-18 team…For the past five sea­sons, Read the rest of this entry »

The future (of brain health) is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed

We are pleased to announce two new resources for all pro­fes­sion­als, researchers, devel­op­ers, inno­va­tors and deci­sion-mak­ers in the field of brain health and cog­ni­tive fit­ness who are inter­est­ed in bet­ter track­ing and shap­ing the future that is already here.

First of all, we have opened up a “Friends of SharpBrains.com” pro­fes­sion­al net­work­ing group on LinkedIn. If you are already a LinkedIn mem­ber, you can join the 377 exist­ing mem­bers by click­ing Here.

Sec­ond, reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants for the upcom­ing 2011 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit (March 30 — April 1st) can now con­nect with each oth­er and with speak­ers, as well as access 10 exclu­sive Inno­va­tion Case Stud­ies pre­pared by the Win­ners and Final­ists of the 2010 Brain Fit­ness Inno­va­tion Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

SharpBrains Council Monthly Insights: How will we assess, enhance and repair cognition across the lifespan?

When you think of how the PC has altered the fab­ric of soci­ety, per­mit­ting instant access to infor­ma­tion and automat­ing process­es beyond our wildest dreams, it is instruc­tive to con­sid­er that much of this progress was dri­ven by Moore’s law. Halv­ing the size of semi­con­duc­tor every 18 months catal­ysed an expo­nen­tial accel­er­a­tion in per­for­mance.

Why is this sto­ry rel­e­vant to mod­ern neu­ro­science and the work­ings of the brain? Because trans­for­ma­tive tech­no­log­i­cal progress aris­es out of choice and the actions of indi­vid­u­als who see poten­tial for change, and we may well be on the verge of such progress. Read the rest of this entry »

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